Travelling abroad to do business can be an exciting and promising prospect, giving you the opportunity to visit global suppliers or expand your operations into international territories.
4 Ways To Make Your Business Travel Stress Free
But travelling for business can also come with its fair share of worries and concerns if you don’t organise things to your advantage. Here’s some key things to consider when planning a business trip to help reduce any stress you might experience.
Arguably the most stress-inducing part of travelling comes from transfers. Having to fly to one place, then rush through an airport terminal in order to catch a follow-up flight. Sometimes you can need to get over to the other side of the airport in minutes.
Avoid all this by booking direct flights where possible, as well as consider whether there are any upgrades or perks available to make your journey more enjoyable. Pack sensibly so you’re not lugging around a huge suitcase, but remember the essentials – travelling with a Wi-Fi hotspot removes the worry having needing to chase down free Wi-Fi spots.
2. Business meeting locations
How formal your meeting is and what topics it will entail will dictate what sort of meeting room you’ll need. Whether you need to book a space at your overseas office or a business centre, make sure it caters to what you need in terms of tech and space.
Meeting rooms with a view out over the Singapore skyline or looking over the Champs Elysees in Paris can add a delightful ambiance and creativity to any business you’re conducting. Having a meeting space booked before you arrive is one less thing to worry about.
There’s plenty of value to be found in knowing that you have a space where you can retire to and lay your head down after travelling for a long day of business. Privacy and comfort are a priority, as well as ensuring it’s close by to where you need to be. Rushing to find a vacancy somewhere adds uncertainty upon arrival and can potentially ruin the trip.
Serviced apartments give you all the amenities you’ll need, combining all the benefits of a luxury hotel with the privacy of your own apartment. You can find serviced apartments in New York, Tokyo, Melbourne – essentially anywhere you’d potentially need to visit for business purposes.
4. Leisure time
While the primary reason for your trip will be for business, there’s no reason why you can’t build in an element of leisure time for yourself. This can give you room to explore the sights, try some of the local dishes and pick up a souvenir or two.
You can also take the time to do the things which relax you and feel more at home – find a local gym, go for a morning run around Berlin, take a book to a quiet café in Amsterdam – whatever it is that helps you to unwind so you can be fully engaged for the business aspect of your trip.
By checking off each of these areas when organising your business trip, you can help to ensure that everything runs smoothly. From seamless travel plans, to having an inspiring meeting room book and a serviced apartment where you can rest peacefully, you can be sure that your trip is set up for success.